Riverside Police Department
Press Release

 

2 Jan 2000

Juveniles arrested for bomb manufacturing

Riverside Ca.*At about 1:00 p.m. this afternoon, a police officer received information that juveniles were exploding pipe bombs in the area of Box Springs Mountain. Officer R. Riddle working the University Neighborhood Enhancement Team went to the location and saw a car that matched the description of the suspects, and stopped the car. The driver told the officer that he had some *mini-bombs* in the car. Information revealed that the car contained three homemade pipe bombs.

The area was contained, and the Riverside Police Department Explosive Ordinance Detail (Bomb Squad) was called out to dispose of the bombs. Further investigation revealed that some of the bombs had what appeared to be racist writing on them. They had swastikas and the words *white Power* written on them.

Detectives wanted to delve deeper into the situation and were attempting to obtain a search warrant for at least one house. Detectives will be looking for additional explosive devices, materials used to manufacture those devices, and any hate related material that may lead to potential targets. Riverside police had at least five officers conducting crowd and traffic control in the area for about six hours.